Obama Appoints Denis McDonough to be Deputy National Security Advisor

President Barack Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, June 4, 2009.

From the White House:  President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Denis McDonough as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor.

President Obama said, “For years, I have counted on Denis McDonough’s expertise and counsel on national security issues. He possesses a remarkable intellect, irrepressible work ethic, and a sense of collegiality that has earned him the respect of his colleagues. I know that Denis will be indispensable to our entire national security team as we continue to protect the American people, and advance American interests and values around the world.”

Tom Donilon said, “Under the leadership of General Jones, Denis has been an essential member of our national security team, leading our staff and tackling the full range of tough national security challenges that we have faced. I could not ask for a better colleague, and I look forward to continuing to work with Denis and our talented and hard-working National Security Staff as we carry forward our effort to advance a safer, stronger, and more prosperous America.”  (photo: White House)

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